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What Do Colors Mean In Thyroid Ultrasound
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Blood flow: Color on your thyroid ultrasound means that color doppler was applied and blood flow was detected. It is generally normal unless there is too much color, which would have been mentioned in the report. ...Read more
Lower neck: Most likely this is referring to nodes located in the lower part of your neck closer to the sternum and clavicles. ...Read more
What does "the axial diameter of the adjacent lymph nodes is 6mm or less" mean on a thyroid ultrasound?
Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances. ...Read more
May need follow up: The data says that without a dominant mass, nodules less than 2.5 cm are rarely of concern. The thyroid frequently forms nodules, most of which are of no concern. But depending on the size and imaging characteristics, as well as your risk factors, your doctor may need to reassess at later date. If your doctor is not worried, than you should not be either! ...Read more
What does "the background glandular echotexture is heterogeneous with hypervascularity" mean in a thyroid ultrasound?
I had a thyroid ultrasound and the findings indicated that the thyroid gland is borderline small. Impression, small, heterogeneous what does this mean?
Thyroiditis: This is a nonspecific findings. It, however, typically suggests sequelae of a prior inflammation of the thyroid gland, such as hashimoto thyroiditis. After the acute inflammation, the thyroid gland becomes fibrosed and scarred and shrinks in size. What's more important is your thyroid function tests and that there were no report of any thyroid nodule to biopsy. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound - entire right lobe is hetergeneous. Hyperechoic nodule measuring 5mm. Left lobe is diffusely inhomogeneous. What does this mean?
Thyroid Ultrasound: I am a proponent of following up with the doctor who ordered your study to get an interpretation. My reasoning is one, they know why it was ordered, they know your clinical story and two they both have access to the radiologist who read it to discuss it and that little thing at the bottom of the report which says clinical impression. ...Read more
Hi! I just got my thyroid ultrasound result and I want to know what does it mean of heterogenous hypoechoic parechymal echotexture is noted? Thank u!
Why having scan?: Slightly heterogenous hypo echoic thyroid can represent Graves disease (idiopathic hyperthyroidism. However increase heterogeneity may be seen in thyroiditis such as hashimoto's disease. Gland usually enlarged and hypervascular with Graves disease. Hashimoto's can be vascular early and decrease with time in vascularity and size. Meaning of ultrasound findings to be correlated with clinical signs ...Read more
Anatomy of thyroid: The ultrasound is a technique using sound waves to look inside the body. The thyroid ultrasound exam specifically measure the thyroid gland size (to assess for enlargement or shrinkage), the thyroid texture (for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that cause heterogeneity), presence of lumps (nodules that may be benign or cancerous), and the amount of blood flow (increase in certain conditions). ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: It's best to talk to the doctor that ordered the ultrasound. Only he/she knows your history and can put the results in context with your situation. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound: May show cysts, solid masses, lymph nodes, blood vessels. ...Read more
Vessels: Color sonograms or dopplers usually designate blood flow to a particular area ...Read more
Pretty good: The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid. Then, if the areas are suspicious enough, you may undergo a biopsy where a needle is placed into the thyroid area and samples are examined under a microscope to see if you have thyroid cancer or not. ...Read more
Ultrasound: No one can force you. Doctor can recommend because you have an enlarged gland or they are searching for nodules or growths in your gland. ...Read more
Multinodular thyroid: The most common cause of your ultrasound finding is a multinodular goiter. Majority of time these are benign and the thyroid will have normal function. It is actually more of a concern for cancer when the thyroid only has 1 or 2 solid nodules, not dozen of smaller ones. A thyroid biopsy is a simple test to sample suspicious nodules. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound showed heterogenous echogenicity hypervascular thyroid. Thyroid labs normal. Any thoughts on what this is?
I am waiting for final results from a Thyroid ultrasound. They did tell me one side was a little swollen. Levels normal. Would this make me feel sick.
Wait 4 final report: Thyroid gland is normally asymmetric with the right lobe usually larger than the left lobe. Hashimotos disease may affext one side more than other. I would wait for final report before guessing. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound reveals that 2 nodules prev. Ultrasound & bio. 6 months ago have now grown to 2.6x2.7cm compared to 1.9x1.7cm previously. Worrisome?
The safest thing: To do with pathologically proven benign nodules that demonstrate that kind of interval growth is repeat fna biopsy. The procedure has a very low complication rate and most patients find it to be painless. Other measures might include TSH measurement and, if it is depressed, a radionuclide scan to see if the nodule (s) are "hot" or producing excessive thyroid hormone. These nodules are benign. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound and it showed that it was diffuse heterogeneous. Right lobe is 4.7 x2.0 X 2.1cm and the left lobe is 4.4 X 1.6 X 1.6cm isthmus 5mm?
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To asses nodules: This is one of the less invasive ways to assess the size of the gland and any nodules that may have been evident on exam. The us character may lead to more specific studies or exclude need for getting them. ...Read more
Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. ...Read more
Maybe: Hashimoto's disease is auto immune thyroiditis. It is diagnosed clinically and by thyroid auto antibodies such as antithyroglobulin antibodies and antithythroid microsomal antibodies. It may be inferred on a ultrasound. Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed clinically, by lab. And by a 24 hour RAI23 uptake and scan. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound shows heterogenous hypervascular echogenicity. No nodules. Thyroid labs were normal. Any ideas on what this is?
What thyoid labs?: There are many thyroid labs and most docs do not check enough of them? This ultrasound is consistent with grave's disease and thyroiditis. With grave's standard thyroid tests would usually be abnormal but might look ok with thyroiditis. Please make sure anti-thyroid antibodies (anti-tpo and anti-thyroglobulin) have been checked, as well as free t3 (liothyronine) and reverse t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
Thyroid function?: You need to know your thyroid function level (free t4, tsh). If these are normal, the nodules are small (<1 cm), and you have no neck compressive symptoms from the goiter, usually observation is recommended. If a nodule is > 1cm and/or has suspicious characteristics on ultrasound, a fine needle biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
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